Maya
Mokh
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 10:57pm
Profound tinder message

After the sad realization that I won’t be able to meet anyone new “organically” in the near future sank in, I finally caved last week and joined some of my friends on Tinder. I wasn’t looking for love: It was one of those pointless activities I did in order to avoid the mass of assignments I would eventually have to plow through at break-neck speed. Tinder is essentially a way to make dating a mindless game with no hard feelings and no real stakes.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 11:23pm
NOSELL

Help! My name is gone

and I can’t breathe

Let me stand, please!

Shh…

Let us stand

Now that he is dead let’s degrade

His only human mistakes

Let’s put him on a pedestal 

And play God

Recount his sins

Tattoo his broken neck

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 11:20pm
NOSELL

Let me preface this with a quick but important disclaimer. This piece is not fodder or proof that Islam is misogynistic or oppresses women. I will not be feeding into the guilt-ridden stereotypes created by liberals who are ashamed about their bloodthirst for innocent Afghans and Iraqis post 9/11 or attempting to justify drone attacks in Muslim parts of the Global South. I will also not paint for you an image of a weak and fragile Muslim female population, for we are anything but frail.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 1:37am
NOSELL

The very existence of the United States of America presents itself as perhaps one of the most confounding paradoxes. A country that claims a perfectly veneered foundation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, interstate highways tarred with gold and a guarantee of the ever-fleeting American dream. This is a country that is simultaneously founded on the backs of Indigenous peoples, immigrants and Black Americans — on marginalized communities whose contributions constitute the leather binding that establishes this nation’s narrative.

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 4:26pm
NOSELL

In the past six months, we’ve all adopted a virtual lifestyle as our new normal. At this point, I can’t even imagine changing out of my pajamas for class, let alone walking uphill for 20 minutes to get to the School of Public Health. Life is virtual and it looks like it’ll be this way for a long time.

 

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 4:22pm
NOSELL

By now, the death of 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18 has reverberated across hundreds of millions of American homes, leaving many filled with anguish, uncertainty and concern about the state of the highest court in the nation. Inducted in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, Ginsburg was the first Jewish female, and second female ever, to serve on the Supreme Court. With Ginsburg’s death and lifetime terms for Justices, the Supreme Court is at risk of having a partisan and ideological unbalance for generations to come.

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 11:14pm
NOSELL

I’ve always been extremely into beauty and skincare, even from a young age. I’ve been doing my makeup everyday since middle school and have kept up with the latest skincare trends. Growing up with my mom telling me about some unusual Japanese tricks, such as using horse oil for your skin, I’ve never been one to shy away from trying products.

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:40pm
NOSELL- Shot from a recent Soliela campaign in which two friends of Soliela creators react to getting hit by a slipper, or shibshib in Egyptian dialect)

The Arab diaspora is one of the most widespread diasporas in the world — there are 20 million Arab immigrants living in nearly every corner of the globe. With such a large immigrant population, the Middle East/North Africa region has proportionally more citizens in its diaspora than most regions.

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:05pm
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The hospital has a distinct smell. A smell I have tried in vain to find a worthy comparison for, an alternative the rest of the world could understand, maybe the smell of gasoline, or nail polish, or moldy socks, or dirt or a locker room that hasn’t been cleaned in months. You see, the smell of the hospital is so particular, so stubborn, that it renders itself immune to any attempts at description or computation.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 9:02pm
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Right off the bat  — I barely did anything during quarantine. I didn’t write the next King Lear, I barely studied for the LSAT, and my pile of to-be-read books went down by exactly four.